Deadline: 9 December 2022. Black Box Gallery is excited to announce a juried group photo show on composition. Composition is how a photographer arranges the visual elements within the frame. This is important for setting a strong visual foundation and creating creative and artistic images. Composition techniques are important to practice and focus on, such as: Rule of Thirds, Leading Lines, Selective Focus and Depth of Field, Point of View (Subject and Background), Cropping (In Camera and Post-Production), Shape and Form, Patterns and Textures, Balance and Movement, Filling the Frame (Abstraction), Low Perspective or High Perspective, Frame within a Frame, Negative Space, Juxtaposition of Subject, Foreground and Middle Ground and Background (Using Space/Depth and Subject), Lines (Horizontal and Vertical and Diagional). Composition is the path to great photography.
Juror: Todd Johnson
Todd Johnson is the founder and director of Black Box Gallery. Todd received his MFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute. He has been a photography portfolio reviewer for Photolucida (PDX OR), Critical Mass (PDX OR), Dodho Magazine (Barcelona, Spain) and Blue Sky Gallery (PDX OR). Todd has worked as an independent curator for exhibitions at Linfield College (McMinnville, OR), Gallery Homeland (PDX OR), Mile Post 5 (PDX OR), The Waiting Room Gallery (Minneapolis, MN), 4X Gallery (PDX OR) and The Gorilla Art Gallery (San Francisco, CA). He has worked in arts education and arts administration for 25 years.
Johnson has exhibited his photographic work in Portland OR, at The University of Oregon (White Box Gallery), Marylhurst University (The Art Gym), Pacific Northwest College of Art, Reed College, Linfield College, FalseFront Gallery and Augen Gallery. National exhibitions include Bushwick Open Studios (Brooklyn, NY), Carroll Square Gallery (Washington, DC), Hi Lo Gallery (Olympia, Washington), Davis and Cline Gallery (Ashland, Oregon), Midway Gallery (Bloomington, Illinois) and The Diego Rivera Gallery (San Francisco, California).
Exhibition Dates: January 1-20, 2023
Each exhibition will have 24 photographs selected by the juror for exhibition at the gallery.
An additional 30 photographs will be selected by the juror for exhibition in our on-line gallery annex.
All 54 photographs from the show will be included in a catalog available for purchase on Blurb Books.
All exhibition prints will be kept in a flat file after the show for future sale and promotion for the photographer. This will allow the gallery to further promote our photographers and exhibitions to collectors, curators, critics and to the general public. Black Box will shred all gallery prints after 5 years of exhibition in the flat files.
Photo Contest Website: https://blackboxgallery.com/Composition-Photography%20Now-2022%20CFE.html